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To provide medical and veterinary students with a population health experience in an international setting.


Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend to help pay for travel and living expenses while on the field assignment. Fellows are responsible for any additional costs.

The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship pays for:

  • Travel expenses to the CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Field assignment travel and living expenses up to $4,000

Fellows on field assignments must pay for any expense over $4,000. These costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Immunizations
  • Room and board

Applicants are strongly encouraged to investigate costs before applying to the program.


Participants learn through hands-on experience working on a priority health problem in a developing country, and are mentored by experienced CDC staff. Most schools award course credit for the fellowship.

The year-long fellowship starts in July and is divided into three phases (fellowship experiences may vary):

Phase 1: At Your School

Fellows complete fellowship activities while attending school.

  • Complete assignments and readings related to their field assignment
  • Regularly communicate with supervisors
  • Complete online courses
  • Attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course in August in Atlanta, Georgia.

Phase 2: In the Field

Fellows travel to their field assignment in a developing country.

  • Conduct fieldwork under the mentorship of a supervisor
  • Complete a mid-project report

Phase 3: At Your School

Fellows return to school after their field assignment and complete the fellowship.

  • Complete a final report
  • Complete an evaluation

CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course

Fellows are required to attend a 4-day CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship Short Course at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Field Assignments

Applicants may indicate a preference for up to five field assignments. Fellows are assigned to one field assignment in a developing country (Phase 2) between September and June of their fellowship year.

Review the assignments 2016–2017 Assignment Opportunities [PDF - 20 pages] . Note that each assignment specifies the dates and required skills and languages.

Past assignments included

  • Health outcome evaluation of home drinking water treatment and storage methods, Guatemala
  • Review of antiretroviral therapy in private practice, Kenya
  • Study of the epidemiology of Lassa Fever, rural Guinea, West Africa
  • Development of surveillance systems for surgical site infections, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary surgical center, Hanoi, Vietnam

More Information


CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Mailstop E-92
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
Phone: 404-498-6128 
Fax: 404-498-6085